The Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Arkansas INBRE) is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences under the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The IDeA program was established for the purpose of broadening the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical and behavioral research. Currently NIGMS supports INBRE programs in 23 states and Puerto Rico.
The Arkansas INBRE builds on the successful Arkansas Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) program that was established in 2001 under a grant from the NIH. The Arkansas BRIN established a statewide network that links Arkansas institutions of higher education to establish a statewide infrastructure in support of a growing effort to build a biomedical research capacity in Arkansas. Read more.
FOA Released for
Summer Research Grants
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AR INBRE announces the launching of a
IDeA National Resource for Proteomics
In the News
10/04/2019 - Congratulations to Dr. Guolei (Jason) Zhou, associate professor of cell and cancer biology and an Arkansas INBRE supported Project Leader, received and R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health Institute of General Medical Sciences. Link to the full press release.
10/11/2018 - 2018 AAMC Innovations in Research and Research Education Award
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announces three recipients of the 2018 AAMC Innovations in Research and Research Education Award. This is the seventh annual award developed in collaboration with the GREAT Group and GRAND leadership. The GREAT (Graduate Research, Education, and Training) Group is the AAMC’s professional development group for the faculty and administrative leaders of biomedical PhD, MD-PhD, and postdoctoral programs. The GRAND (Group on Research Advancement and Development) leadership is the AAMC’s professional development group for research deans, deans of clinical research, and other research leaders at academic medical centers.
The primary goal of this year’s awards program is to highlight innovative Institutional Models to Promote Tech Transfer, Entrepreneurship, and Research or Research Education Partnerships with the Private Sector. The three awarded projects were selected by a panel of leaders in biomedical research, education, and training from AAMC-member institutions as well as AAMC staff. Entries were judged on creativity, impact, and feasibility of replication of innovation.
First Prize Winner - Women in Innovation and Technology (WIT), Washington University in St. Louis - Nichole Mercier, PhD
Second Prize Winner - Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Undergraduate and Post-graduate Students, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Nancy Gray, PhD
Third Prize Winner - SINAInnovations, Sparking an Innovation Ecosystem, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai– Scott L. Friedman, MD